Saturday, October 23, 2010

Aloha: Haleakala National Park

After spending our first full vacation day on the beach, we used part of our second day to head up to the summit of Haleakala, Maui's volcano which isn't technically extinct but hasn't erupted since 1790. It was really neat to see a different part of the island & to witness the beautiful views from 10,000 feet above sea level, just hours after having snorkeled in the Pacific.

Haleakala Crater is enormous! The sheer size of it really blew me away.
We were literally above the clouds!
God blows me away with this kind of artwork!
Views from the way down
Driving through clouds can get tricky. I was very proud of myself for not getting carsick on this trip. Winding roads are not my favorite!

There's about an 8-mile stretch of the climb in which free range cattle just might show up to share your roadway. This cow clearly wanted to point out to us that this was their turf, not ours.
It just cracked me up that these signs were part of our Hawaii trip. Go figure!
The other bonus to spending four hours in the car that day was that we settled on Beau's name on the way down!

1 comment:

AmyB said...

Gorgeous! Beau will be very impressed someday!